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Ireland | 04. 06. 2019

2nd Annual Ireland Financial Crime Prevention Symposium

Acknowledged by senior offshore practitioners as the essential event for MLROs, Compliance Officers, Senior Managers and Directors, the symposium offers a valuable opportunity to reflect upon the challenges faced by industry, whilst also equipping delegates with enhanced awareness of the key risks in compliance and the fight against financial crime.

2019-06-04 09:00:00 2019-06-04 17:00:00 Europe/London 2nd Annual Ireland Financial Crime Prevention Symposium Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin BPP Events events@bpp.com
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The definitive compliance and financial crime prevention event of the year

Acknowledged by senior offshore practitioners as the essential event for MLROs, Compliance Officers, Senior Managers and Directors, the symposium offers a valuable opportunity to reflect upon the challenges faced by industry, whilst also equipping delegates with enhanced awareness of the key risks in compliance and the fight against financial crime.

The symposium will attract financial services professionals from around Ireland and Europe.

Who this event is for?

  • Compliance professionals
  • Consultants
  • Corporate executives (including CEOs and CFOs)
  • Senior managers
  • Risk executives
  • Directors
  • MLROs

Pricing & discounts

Price: 450

We offer the following discounts for this event:

  • 20% for ACOI members
  • 10% for ICA, IoD, ICSA, ACCA, ICAEW and STEP members (Discounts cannot be used in combination)
2019-06-04 09:00:00 2019-06-04 17:00:00 Europe/London 2nd Annual Ireland Financial Crime Prevention Symposium Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Schedule

Opening address

Christopher Usher, Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Education at BPP Professional Education

09:00 - 09:15

The Financial Crime Prevention Landscape Post-Brexit

Muireann Dennehy, Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran

09:15 - 09:45

Investigating Whistleblowing Complaints – Tips and Traps

Kenan Furlong, Partner at A&L Goodbody

09:45 - 10:15

Panel discussion: How the regulatory environment is evolving to manage contemporary financial crime risk

Chris Usher, Kenan Furlong, Karen Reynolds & Brian McKenzie

10:15 - 10:45

Refreshment break

10:45 - 11:15

The global terrorist financing landscape – staying one step ahead

Gregory Takacs, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Acting) of the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

11:15 - 11:45
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The relationship between antiquities and the funding of terrorism

Tasoula Hadjitofi, Global Cultural Campaigner, Author & public speaker at Walk of Truth NGO with Charitable Status

11:45 - 12:15
  • Looting and trafficking
  • Art trafficking and related crimes
  • Financial structures to support art trafficking

2019 OFAC sanctions update

Alexandre B. Manfull, Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division for the U.S. Department of the Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control

12:15 - 12:45

Panel discussion: Countering the financing of terrorism & sanctions risk in light of geo-political global tension

Chris Usher, Gregory Takacs, Tasoula Hadjitofi & Alexandre B. Manfull

12:45 - 13:15

Lunch break

13:15 - 14:15
Plus

The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018

Eoin Mac Aodha, Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland Ireland

14:15 - 14:45
  • Overview of the Act
  • Corporate Liability and the steps that can be taken
  • Extra Territorial effect and international comparators

Panel discussion: Why bribery and corruption facilitation risk requires a new model to understand AML

Chris Usher, Barry Robinson, Eoin Mac Aodha & Clive Kelly

14:45 - 15:15

Refreshment break

15:15 - 15:45

Developing an effective compliance culture

Clive Kelly, President of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI)

15:45 - 16:15

Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering A new era for AML enforcement?

Declan O’Reilly, Bureau Legal Officer at the Criminal Assets Bureau

16:15 - 16:45

Closing address

Christopher Usher, Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Education at BPP Professional Education

16:45 - 17:00
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Keynote Speakers

400 X 400 Fbi

Gregory Takacs

Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Acting) of the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Gregory Takacs entered on duty as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1997. His first office of assignment was New York City and began his investigative career focusing on International Narcotics Organizations and Money Laundering. In 2006, SA Takacs was promoted to FBI Headquarters as a Desk Officer in the Financial Section of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force Fusion Center.

Since that time, SA Takacs deployed overseas to Europe, the Middle East, and Eurasia representing the FBI’s mission in Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Criminal matters. Additionally, he served as the Supervisory of the Domestic Terrorism Program in New York, and was promoted to the Special Assistant to New York Executive Management, representing the New York Office of the FBI while engaging with domestic and international Counterterrorism partners.

Currently he is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Extraterritorial Investigative Branch of the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force. In this role, he is responsible for all FBI Counterterrorism investigations conducted in partnership within the countries of Western Europe and Africa, as well as those in Canada.

400 X 400 Us Treasury

Alexandre B. Manfull

Assistant Director, Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation for the U.S. Department of the Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control

Alexandre Manfull is the Assistant Director for OFAC’s Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation (SC&E) division. A former banker, he joined OFAC in 1997 with a background in correspondent banking, and domestic and international operations. He has also worked extensively on cash management, and trust and securities issues.

In his current role, he manages all aspects of SC&E including: providing guidance on the applicability of OFAC-administered sanctions to financial institutions and the international trade community, engaging in outreach to the domestic and international financial services community, and managing OFAC’s financial sector enforcement process.

Event Speakers

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Education at BPP Professional Education

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in international financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander.

Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios. He now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory matters in international finance centres around the world.

Chris is a specialist chairman of a number of high-profile events, including conferences such as the Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium and the International Taxation Conference. As an expert in the financial crime risks posed to international offshore financial centres, Chris was invited to speak at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) conference on the topic of ‘Understanding the Criminal Vulnerabilities of Offshore Products and Services’.

400 X 400 Tasoula Hadjitofi

Tasoula Hadjitofi

Global Cultural Campaigner, Author & public speaker at Walk of Truth NGO with Charitable Status

Born in Cyprus, Tasoula Hadjitofi served as Honorary Consul of Cyprus in her adopted country of The Netherlands, a position she used to seek justice for the looting of Cyprus’s cultural heritage through repatriation of its stolen religious artifacts. Tasoula began her work repatriating stolen objects in the early 1980s, and is best known for orchestrating the Munich Case, one of the largest art trafficking sting operations in European history. Her efforts led to the arrest of the Turkish art smuggler Aydın Dikmen and the confiscation of over $60 million worth of looted artifacts from Cyprus and around the world. Herself a refugee of the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Tasoula is the former representative of the Autocephalous Church of Cyprus for stolen art, and founder of the organization Walk of Truth, which seeks to create reforms to protect cultural heritage in areas of conflict.

400 X 400 Clive Kelly

Clive Kelly

President of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI)

Clive is the current President of the Association of Compliance officers in Ireland (ACOI), the leading global compliance association, and has been involved with the association in a number of roles since its formation. Clive has worked in International Financial services for 33 years for leading global insurers and reinsurers and has held the following roles over that time CEO, independent non-executive director, Head of Risk, Head of Compliance and Chief Underwriting Officer. Clive is an industry recognised expert in risk management, compliance, insurance and reinsurance in the financial services sector. Clive is a lecturer, author & examiner at NFQ level 7-9 and in senior executive education in Risk management, Compliance, Financial Markets, Bank Directorship and Governance. He teaches on programmes for University College Dublin, Institute of Bankers, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, Irish Department of Finance and ACOI. Clive speaks both nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics such as Risk management, Compliance, Governance and Culture and has published both in industry journals and in the national press on the topic of Compliance.

400 X 400 Kevan Furlong

Kenan Furlong

Partner at A&L Goodbody

Kenan is a partner in A&L Goodbody where he leads the White Collar Crime Group.

Kenan advises on internal investigations, whistleblowing complaints, dawn raids, money laundering, bribery/corruption and export controls/sanctions issues. He also advises clients on managing their relationships with various regulators in Ireland and abroad. He has advised on many of Ireland's most high profile corporate crises in recent years.

Kenan is Chairman of the International Bar Association's Business Crime Committee. He is a regular contributor to the national and international debate on white collar crime. He has presented to the Irish Government on draft legislation, lectures at a number of Irish universities, and has chaired/spoken at international conferences in Sydney, Washington, Panama, Vienna, Istanbul, Dubai and Dublin.

400 X 400 Muireann Dennehy

Muireann Dennehy

Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran

Muireann is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team. She is also a member of the Investigations & White Collar Crime team. Her practise focuses on corporate investigations and civil and regulatory fraud, alongside which she maintains a broad commercial litigation practice.

Muireann has considerable expertise in conducting high profile, cross-jurisdictional, investigations. She acted for Volkswagen on the global diesel emission investigations. Notably, she advised on the first deferred prosecution agreed with the Serious Fraud Office in the UK. Muireann previously held the position of head of investigations (EMEA) at the international investment bank Morgan Stanley in London.

Muireann has represented clients in disputes before the London Commercial Court, the English Court of Appeal and London Court of International Arbitration.

Muireann has over 15 years of extensive international experience from practice in London and New York. She trained at White & Case and has practised with international law firms Jones Day and Quinn Emanuel.

Muireann is a former prosecutor with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. She worked at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. She maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on gender based violence and refugee issues.

400 X 400 Eoin Mac Aodha

Eoin Mac Aodha

Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland

Eoin is a senior associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s Litigation and Dispute Management Group. Eoin’s practice is in commercial litigation with a particular focus on Fraud and White Collar crime matters and regulatory compliance. Eoin has acted in regulatory investigations in both Ireland and the UK.

Eoin has acted in complex multijurisdictional white collar crime litigation. Most recently, Eoin has carried out a number of investigations on behalf of corporate entities following allegations of impropriety including systemic financial fraud and breaches of systems and controls. Eoin has been appointed by the High Court to act as an independent Supervising Solicitor pursuant to a Search and Seize (‘Anton Pillar’) Order involving employees of a large Financial Services firm. Eoin also regularly advises clients on their anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures.

400 X 400 Karen Reynolds

Karen Reynolds

Partner and Co-head of Regulatory and Investigations Group at Matheson

Karen Reynolds is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Matheson, and co-head of the firm's Regulatory and Investigations Group. Karen has a broad financial services and commercial dispute resolution practice. She has over ten years’ experience of providing strategic advice and dispute resolution to financial institutions, financial services providers, domestic and internationally focused companies and regulated entities and persons.  She advises clients in relation to contentious regulatory matters, investigations, inquiries, compliance and governance related matters, white collar crime and corporate offences, commercial and financial services disputes, anti-corruption and bribery legislation and document disclosure issues.

400 X 400 Barry Robinson

Barry Robinson

Forensic Director at Deloitte

Barry Robinson is a Director in Deloitte’s Forensic team in Ireland specialising in forensic investigations, complex corporate disputes and financial crime, including anti-bribery and corruption, with over 18 years’ experience in this area. He has undertaken investigations in the financial services sector across a number of different jurisdictions including Ireland, UK, Canada, Malta, Cayman Islands and the Channel Islands. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with French from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and holds the CAI Diploma in Forensic Accounting. He is also a guest lecturer on The Honorable Society of King's Inns Advanced Diploma in Corporate and White Collar Crime and has co-authored the Chapter on Corporate Investigations for the book “White-Collar Crime in Ireland: Law and Policy.”

400 X 400 Brain Mc Kenzie

Brian McKenzie

Head of Financial Crime & Group MLRO at Allied Irish Banks plc

Brian is Group Head of Financial Crime and MLRO for Allied Irish Banks, plc with responsibility for oversight of the bank’s AML/CFT, Sanctions, Fraud and AB&C processes across Ireland, the UK and US.

A qualified solicitor since 2001, Brian spent his early legal career in the Banking & Finance Departments of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and A&L Goodbody in Dublin. He has acted for a wide range of international banks, airlines and operating lessors in relation to multi jurisdictional aviation and rail financing transactions.

Brian developed a wide legal practice which encompassed Banking Law, Structured Finance, Litigation (both Criminal and Commercial), Regulatory Compliance, Data Protection and Commercial law. He spent 8 years as a criminal defence lawyer appearing before courts of all jurisdiction in Ireland from District up to Supreme Court and is a very experienced courtroom advocate. He has advised a large number of clients in relation to all forms of serious indictable offences before the Circuit Criminal Court and Central Criminal Court and has worked on some of the most high profile criminal cases in Ireland over the past 20 years.

Before joining AIB in 2015, Brian held separate roles as Head of Litigation and Divisional Director for Compliance and Operational Risk for Certus, an Irish outsourced banking services provider.

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Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

Golden Lane 8, Dublin, Ireland

2019-06-04 09:00:00 2019-06-04 17:00:00 Europe/London 2nd Annual Ireland Financial Crime Prevention Symposium Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com